Educator Pathway Program

The Educator Pathway Program is a CPS pilot program intended to celebrate, grow and cultivate the talent within our current school communities. EPP is a part of a larger strategic effort to recruit and retain a significant number of effective educators who represent the diversity within our community. Currently, EPP consists of the The Teacher Pathway Program.

The Teacher Pathway Program is a two-year program designed for current CPS employees to pursue their teaching licenses and Masters in Education in either ESL or SpEd. Applications for the current TPP cohort are now closed.


  • Financial support in completing a Masters Degree in Education
  • University/College Partnership: Cambridge College, Lesley University
  • Licensure areas: SpEd, ESL
  • Tailored MTEL Support
  • Cohort Model including PD Workshops for all participants


  • Current CPS employee: Instructional-Aide, Teacher on Provisional or Emergency License
  • Interested in pursuing a teaching license in either: ESL K-5, Moderate Disabilities K-8
  • Committed to working in CPS for 2 years upon completion of program
K. Beverly
M. Velez
A Saunders


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Remove barriers for licensure acquisition for diverse educators within our district and directly support our hiring needs as a district.

Cohort 2 Application (Waitlist)
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Additional Resources for Staff

Rasheeda Abdul-Musawwir

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